The Full-HD (1920 x 1080-pixel) LCD panel of the PT-LZ370 produces the meticulous detail of Full-HD images. With its "normally black" system, the liquid crystal molecules are vertically aligned when no power is applied, to dramatically reduce unwanted light. The Dynamic Iris Pro also adjusts the brightness of the light source to match the image. The brightness of each scene is analyzed and the lamp power, gamma curve, and iris are adjusted accordingly frame by frame. This achieves a high contrast ratio of 10,000:1, providing a wide dynamic range for added beauty in both dark and bright scenes.
The PT-LZ370 features a high-power 280 W UHM lamp. Optimal utilization of this light source achieves a full 3,000 lumens of brightness, for sharp, crisp images.
After a two dimensional analysis of the video signal&s frequency in each scene and extracting information on the distribution of the super-high-, high-, medium-, and low-frequency image components, the new circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image portion based on the extracted information. The resulting images have a more natural, lifelike expression than those of previous image-processing methods.
This function corrects the image quality to project sharp, clear images even in brightly lit rooms. A luminance sensor measures the ambient brightness, and a real-time adjustment function optimizes sharpness and brightness according to the surroundings. This adjustment function also works together with the Detail Clarity Processor 3 to enhance the realism and vividness of projected images. This makes images easier to view and offers high contrast.
When the output level of the source device fluctuates due to the performance of the device or its cable connections, the original black and white levels of the image content cannot be reproduced. With the PT-LZ370, you can view the waveforms on the screen and adjust the settings either automatically or manually as you prefer.
This imaging mode is similar to DICOM Part 14, which is a medical imaging standard. It reproduces X-ray images with remarkable clarity. It also allows information to be shared by many viewers on a large screen, such as during medical conferences or training courses. * This product is not a medical instrument. Do not use it for actual medical diagnosis.
The PT-LZ370 handles 12-bit digital image processing. It faithfully reproduces even subtle hues and brightness variations. The resulting smooth gradation renders natural images with finely detailed nuances.
The 2x zoom lens and horizontal/vertical lens shift let you accommodate a wide range of room sizes and shapes. When lights or ventilation holes are located in the ceiling mounting site, you can simply relocate the projector to avoid them. And when replacing existing projectors, this can reduce costs by permitting the use of existing mounting positions and cablings.
Interfaces include two sets of HDMI input. The serial terminal (RS-232C) has an Emulate function that lets you continue using existing control systems when replacing previous Panasonic models. It is also possible to output audio during Standby mode.* This is convenient when connecting an external audio system through the projector.**
A web browser on a computer connected through a wired LAN system lets you remotely operate projectors and check their status. An e-mail messaging function can also notify you when a lamp needs replacement, and indicate the overall projector status. In addition, Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software is available for monitoring and controlling multiple Panasonic projectors from a single PC. The wired LAN terminal is compatible with PJLink™ (class1), an open protocol that is used by many manufacturers, to enable integrated control of systems that contain different brands of projectors.
The LAN terminal allows a computer connected to the network to use Crestron RoomView™ application software to manage and control system devices.
The cooling fan continues to operate even when the main power switch is turned off after projection is finished. This also allows the power to be turned off by directly switching off the room&s main breaker for systems, such as ceiling mounted systems, where the main power switch cannot be reached.
A unique ID number can be assigned to each projector using the supplied wireless remote control unit. This allows operation of a desired projector when multiple units are set up at the same location. Three frequently used functions can be assigned to the Function buttons for instant recall.
A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption. They adjust the brightness according to ambient light conditions, and reduce the lamp power when there is no signal input or the projector is in AV Mute mode. You can easily set the Eco Management functions according to operating conditions by using the ECO button on the remote control.
The lamp and air filter both have replacement cycles of up to 3,000 hours.* This reduces the amount of bothersome maintenance necessary over a long period of time, cuts maintenance costs, and helps to lower the environmental impact. For easy maintenance, you can replace the filter from the side and the lamp from the top of the projector. The filter and lamp are easily replaced even after the PT-LZ370 is installed on the ceiling. * The usage environment affects the lamp replacement cycle or the duration of the filter.
You can change the default Panasonic start up logo to any logo you want, such as your company&s logo for example. A new logo can be easily uploaded by connecting a computer to the projector through the LAN or serial connection by using the Logo Transfer Software*.
An abundance of other security measures are also included, such as a user password, control panel lock, and text superimposing. This is very effective for preventing theft. * Still images that can be uploaded are limited to 1024 x 768 pixel bitmap files.
Also, the application will reduce the number of colors to 191.
The PT-LZ370 has attained a low stand-by power level of 0.08 W (STANDBY MODE: ECO).*
It also helps to slash running costs, and reduces environmental impact. * When the STANDBY MODE is set to ECO, network functions such as power on over the LAN will not operate. Also, only certain commands can be received for external control using the serial terminal.
• Scheduling function
• Whiteboard and blackboard modes
• AV mute for image/sound muting
• Selectable 17-language onscreen menu
• Built-in closed caption decoder